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Renewal. Welcoming 2020. Friday's Inspiration 1, to Rosina S Khan


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

God's Grace is enduring, ever alive. Sometimes, She appears to hide, but is merely waiting for our receptivity, like a bud, to open into a beautiful flower, offering its fragrance to the world. We know that when the dark clouds dissipate, the sun will come out to nourish the Earth … a tree will die, only for the seed to spring forth again, into the hustle and bustle of new life.

The New Year is always like a birthday, the dawning of hope, of a new Consciousness. Love wants to continue to express its myriad plans, in an evolutionary way, thus increasing our joys … increasing its own Delight in this ever-transcending cosmic game.

Let us go forward, with what we have, what we aspire to be, with a new Spirit of renewal, aspiring for the vibrancy, dynamism … the sweetness and joy of tomorrow, in the Sacrament of the Present Moment, the immediacy of the Eternal Now.



Love is a continuum of endless Consciousness.

The pangs and beauty of yesterday’s sunset,

Is the harbinger of this morning’s glorious sunrise.

The grandeur of last evenings ‘meteor’ showers,

Heralds a brighter, even more illustrious dawn.

I am an incomplete fire, perfect, yet seeking more beauty,

In a star which is constantly alight, moving and whirling --

Like a dervish -- to the cadences of Silence. There’s no ‘end’

Game in my vision. I rise and fall, and rise and fall,

Like the resonance of waves, breaking on the ocean’s crest.

Like a Libran pendulum, I swing with the zephyrs, constantly

Moving upwards, each step more grandiose then the last.

Meanwhile, the lips of my Beloved moves, whispering silently

In my Heart, the music of another thousand symphonies.

Proceeding to unfurl its sails, my boat rises gallantly, on

Boisterous waters, with an unspoken stillness within its bed.

The call of immensity beckons, with me reaching for the divinity of peerless stars.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st December, 2019.



Love: An Intricate and Delicate Weave of Light

Love: An Intricate and Delicate Weave of Light

She wrote Her sweet tale with ink, giving shape

To the tablet of my Heart. Like a spider’s web,

Hers’ was an intricate and intimate weave.

Just as flowers bedeck their beauty, in the light

Of spring, so too, like a butterfly, I emerged from my

Cocoon, to the radiance of another glorious dawn.

The crimson moon hugged my sweet cheeks,

As I saw Lovers sitting around a fireside smoking.

The fragrance drifting from their hookahs, was so enthralling,

My Heart turned into a sacred palm, to catch this wondrous scent.

I gazed at a magnificent Cauldron, burning the night,

With a meteor of a thousand showers. Glowing

With grandeur in my core, She kissed my soul with candles,

Each burning brightly, cascading the resplendence of a million flares.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 29th December, 2019.


"On the eve of the New Year, a new consciousness dawns on earth. God once again inspires each human being, each creature, with new hope, new light, new peace and new joy." - Sri Chinmoy

"When the New Year dawns, we have to make ourselves conscious of the fact that we have to transcend ourselves this year...God always wants us to move ahead; He does not want us to look back...if we look forward, we will see hope dawning deep within us. Every day in this New Year is equally important." -Sri Chinmoy


© 2020 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on February 09, 2020:

The cinema one? I have read and commented before.

Rosina S Khan on February 08, 2020:


Will you go through my most recent brand new article titled "Overwhelmed With Problems? Pretend to Be Sherlock Holmes"? When you do so, please leave feedback in the comments section as usual. Here is the link:


Thank you.

P.S I wasn’t able to send you an email. So I chose to write this in a hub you dedicated to me.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 16, 2020:

Ah, thank you bro. I admit it is a strange one but I believe I made it work. Cool, eh? Appreciations

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on January 16, 2020:

I love how you worked in the fragrance of the hookah with the other sensory descriptions of the poem. Beautiful as always.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 12, 2020:

Good morning and thank you Dee. Good to see you. You're catching up? How's life where you are? Thank you so much!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 12, 2020:

"New hope, new light, new peace and new joy." Both your poetry and your guru's quotes motivate us to gain new measures of these heavenly ingredients in this new chapter of our lives. Thank you.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 06, 2020:

Six days only and as Ioannis says, an extra day in February. Can't be all that bad, eh? Today is my son's birthday. Thanks again. Much Peace to you and yours.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 06, 2020:

Each year is new and with new hope for better we move on and you poem is magnificent.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 05, 2020:

Chitrangada ji.

An extremely beautiful sentiment from you. Yes, Guruji used to say, always remember this mantra: 'Never give up! Thank you so much!


Another day for love indeed! I need you and God needs you to do justice to my writings. You summarise it so magnificently! Don't flatter me too much though, I'm only a struggling seeker.

Yes Rosina is lovely. Love to the family.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2020:

What a wonderful poem, with such deep thoughts, to start the new year, with renewed energy and faith.

Yes, it’s the faith and hope, which keeps us going. From one year, moving on to another, hoping for new opportunities and new possibilities.

A wonderful tribute to a fellow writer, Rosina.

Loved your poem and the quotes.

To answer your question, Renewal, to me is, pulling up myself once again, even if, I have failed many times earlier.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on January 05, 2020:

"The New Year is always like a birthday, the dawning of hope, of a new Consciousness. Love wants to continue to express its myriad plans, in an evolutionary way, thus increasing our joys … increasing its own Delight in this ever-transcending cosmic game."

Amazing! This is my next "Quote of the Day" in my classroom! It is time for my students to remember Manatita.

I am too small to speak about those two poems! I only can express my gratitude!

I am happy because this exact New Year has one more day for Love!


PS: Thank you for introducing me Rosina S Khan.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 04, 2020:

Ah, Verlie.

I seemed to say only recently that I feel you are a seeker, I mean a conscious seeker. Looks like I am right.

Yes, I wrote this piece for the new year. There's a lot of hope, promise, newness and growth in it … a discarding of the old and entering into daybreak. You seem to see this. Awesome!

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on January 04, 2020:

Manatita, What a wonderful sense of release and renewal in your 'Renewal' poem, in the whirling of the dance, and the unfurling of the sails of one's boat, and the image of the butterfly emerging, all add to the heightened sense of being fully engaged in a spiritual journey.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 04, 2020:

Welcome here, Kelly.

Now I'm jealous. Am I not 'sweet' too? Thank you for such a cute sentiment to a brilliant writer and very dignified lady on my Hub. Muchisimas Gracias!

Kelley Marks from Sacramento, California on January 04, 2020:

You're the sweetest lady on the planet, Peggy W!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 04, 2020:

Indeed!! We are all souls, loosely speaking, isolated or separated from our Father God, trying to find our way back. But you know this, Peggy. Much Love.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 04, 2020:

Wishing you a beautiful year ahead in this year of 2020. Your poetry continues to inspire and everyone sharing this planet can use more inspiration.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 03, 2020:

Thank You, Ruby,

And you are so wise! Love you, Ruby. Gratitude.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 03, 2020:

Your beautiful words speak so eloquently! Renewal is like a birth, sunshine and rain, together growth is possible. You are so gifted my poet friend.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 03, 2020:

Ah, Sweeetttt, Bro.

I treasure this from a Master. Peace!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 03, 2020:

Beauty comes in many forms. Your writing,Manatita, is one of them.

Blessings and love always

manatita44 (author) from london on January 03, 2020:

Bless you, Mary.

Always a joy to see you. I trust that you are keeping well. Much Love.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on January 03, 2020:

Thank you for this beautiful poem. Each year is indeed a promise. I wish you a very happy 2020.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 03, 2020:

Indeed!! Rumi is said to have written 60,000 poems, only second to one person I know. An awesome gift from the Absolute! Thank you so much!!

Shaloo Walia from India on January 03, 2020:

Exquisite poems...Sri Chinmoy's quotes..and to top it all, the video! Rumi is unparalleled.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 03, 2020:

Yes, this is the Language of the mystics, Rosina. You should read more of my mystical poems. A very deep piece, that. So you have chosen well.

Thank you for visiting so early. What is auspicious? Is it personal or religious? Guru Gobind Singh's was yesterday. What's your Faith?

If I had to guess, I would say that you are in a very devotional space. Remembering Allah and bringing the family together. Alhamdullulah!.

Rosina S Khan on January 03, 2020:

This was an exceptional surprise for me, Manatita. The way you write hubs effortlessly along with poems, images, quotes, and text and dedicate them to someone you choose is simply remarkable. Today is a Friday and an auspicious day for us and a hub coming from you like this on this day adds to my happiness.

So the hub is about God's creations and nature's beauty and our renewal with a Happy New Year. Beautifully written, Mr. Talented Writer!!

I especially like the quote, " The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart".

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